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    United States Air Force
    Staff Sergeant - Jet Engine Mechanic
    May 1968 - May 1972
    374th FMS Naha AB C-130A T-56 engine conditioning
    TDY with Det 1 834th ADIV TSN
    438th FMS McGuire C-141A TF33P-7
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  1. Dennis, I was at Naha with the 374th FMS 69 / 70, 43250, worked C130A's across the runway, easy area, engine conditioning. TDY’s to Vietnam always had orders cut showing who was coming and who was going. (See example) If you remember someone you went with maybe you can look them up and ask if they have a copy of the orders. With the copy of orders… VA accepted boots on the ground and my DD-214 was updated to show Vietnam Service medal.
  2. Sam, I should have said … I was assigned to the 374th FMS and was not directly assigned to the 374th TAW. The 374th FMS did not share in the AFOUA award with the 374thTAW while I was assigned to the unit. Bob
  3. Not sure about TAW, but for FMS at Naha: The 374th FMS received the PUC for the inclusive period of 8 Aug 1967 to 7 Aug 1968. The 374th FMS was not directly assigned to the 374th TAW and did not share the AFOUA. Hopefully, by now, there is a new batch of ‘attendants’ at New Cindy. Bob
  4. Some folks really like Hercules.
  5. But Captain Higgens is looking great…
  6. a film by Alan Stinar https://youtu.be/XSLdee58tLA
  7. Kit Up.... post-production enhancement C-130 MICROVANES® Lockheed Martin has conducted extensive studies to reduce C-130 fuel consumption. Microvanes have proven to be the most cost effective improvement, as they are low cost to manufacture and procure, easy to install and provide significant fuel savings of more than 3 percent on average. The C-130’s at cargo ramp and door give it an exceptional airdrop capability. However, this same feature creates a significant amount of drag due to the abrupt change in air flow from the sides to the ramp/ door. Drag and fuel usage are di
  8. My VFW posts web site www.vfw9678.org now has link to c-130hercules.net How cool is that? LOL
  9. The reporter is Oriana Pawlyk Military.com | 29 Jun 2017 | Picture slide show @ http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/06/29/flying-blue-collar-guys-c130-mission-iraq.html
  10. C-130 pilot takes aircrews down memory lane By Staff Sgt. Guy Volb 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Like a time capsule retrieved after 30 years, Lt. Col. (retired) Phillip Collins resurfaced in his old stomping grounds here this month to share experiences gained from his many years in the cockpit during the infancy of airlift. There was a time in the late 50s and early 60s, he offered, when being stationed in Japan meant 25-cent haircuts and an enticing yen rate of 375 to the dollar. During his vacation here the lanky, spry, 63-year-old Collins spoke to Yokota's air
  11. For C-130H-30 Super Hercules front plug 2.54 m rear plug 2.03 m… but C-130Q may be different
  12. Lockheed said: Airlift International’s ground crew in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has a right to be proud. On Oct 25, 1967, just 9 minutes after Flight 603 taxied in from New York, it was ready to leave for Miami – an unofficial world record for cargo plane turnaround. In, that time, the crew unloaded and loaded 44,364 lbs. Ok… is this THE world record. Or have you done better?… and want some recognition.
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